[ path-uh-jen-uh-sis ]
/ ˌpæθ əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs /


the production and development of disease.
Also pa·thog·e·ny [puh-thoj-uh-nee] /pəˈθɒdʒ ə ni/.

Origin of pathogenesis

From New Latin, dating back to 1875–80; see origin at patho-, -genesis

Related forms

path·o·ge·net·ic [path-oh-juh-net-ik] /ˌpæθ oʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for pathogenesis


pathogeny (pəˈθɒdʒɪnɪ)

/ (ˌpæθəˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) /


the origin, development, and resultant effects of a disease

Derived Forms

pathogenetic (ˌpæθəʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪk), adjective
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Medicine definitions for pathogenesis


[ păth′ə-jĕnĭ-sĭs ]


The development of a disease or morbid condition.nosogenesis
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